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Administrative Assistant (12 months, 22.5 hours/week)

Administrative Assistant (12 months, 22.5 hours/week)

Administrative Assistant (12 months, 22.5 hours/week)

The ArQuives (formerly The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization, with a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium.

We are seeking a part time Administrative Assistant for a year contract (January to December) to work in collaboration with the Executive Director. The candidate will be providing administrative support to all staff and volunteers. This includes maintaining organizational files, donor database management, answering phones, checking the mail, banking, ordering supplies, booking tours, presentations, room rentals, and organizing The ArQuives calendar.

The ArQuives acknowledges and is committed to addressing historical inequities within our organization. We encourage applications from marginalized communities including those that identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and persons with disabilities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous administrative experience.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector, both hands-on and planning/strategic
  • Knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ2+ communities and issues.
  • Ability to work independently, with a project team, committees, and in a primarily volunteer organization. 
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize with strong attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products and experience working with databases.
  • Strong organizational skills, time and project management, and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills one-on-one, with groups, and in written form.

Organization website: www.arquives.ca

Application deadline: December 6, 2019

Salary: $17.5/hr; 22.5 hrs/wk (flexibility schedule)

How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV to jobposting@arquives.ca to the attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director

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Administrative Assistant (12 months, 22.5 hours/week)

Administrative Assistant (12 months, 22.5 hours/week)

The ArQuives (formerly The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) is the largest independent LGBTQ2+ archives in the world. Primarily a volunteer-run organization, with a focus on Canadian content, The ArQuives acquires, preserves, and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium.

We are seeking a part time Administrative Assistant for a year contract (January to December) to work in collaboration with the Executive Director. The candidate will be providing administrative support to all staff and volunteers. This includes maintaining organizational files, donor database management, answering phones, checking the mail, banking, ordering supplies, booking tours, presentations, room rentals, and organizing The ArQuives calendar.

The ArQuives acknowledges and is committed to addressing historical inequities within our organization. We encourage applications from marginalized communities including those that identify as women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and persons with disabilities.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous administrative experience.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector, both hands-on and planning/strategic
  • Knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ2+ communities and issues.
  • Ability to work independently, with a project team, committees, and in a primarily volunteer organization. 
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize with strong attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products and experience working with databases.
  • Strong organizational skills, time and project management, and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Excellent communication skills one-on-one, with groups, and in written form.

Organization website: www.arquives.ca

Application deadline: December 6, 2019

Salary: $17.5/hr; 22.5 hrs/wk (flexibility schedule)

How to apply: Email a cover letter and CV to jobposting@arquives.ca to the attention of Raegan Swanson, Executive Director

Leave a reply

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CONTACT US


Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.